Impresario Chet Helms threw many historic concerts at San Francisco's Avalon Ballroom via
his Family Dog outfit towards the end of the '60s featuring such legendary acts as the
Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin & Big Brother, Taj Mahal and Pink Floyd.
venue went on to become a movie theater and once again hosted concerts more recently, but
it's latest use may make your stomach turn. The room that was once the famed Avalon
served as the home for the latest cast of MTV's The Real World. Journalist Jesse
Jarnow said it best, "if
these walls could talk, they'd scream."
SFGate has shared photos of the renovated space
includes the "interior of a grand piano that doubles as wall art." The 29th season of
Real World is expected to debut in January.
To soothe your soul, listen to this version of "The Eleven" the Dead laid down at the
on October 12, 1968:
[Hat Tip - @Bourgwick]
[Published on: 12/4/13]